Massachusetts Troublemakers Rebels, Reformers, and Radicals from the Bay State

ISBN-10: 0762748508

ISBN-13: 9780762748501

Edition: 2009

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Stirring up a little trouble (or a lot!) has a long and illustrious history in the state of Massachusetts. From the famous figures to the obscure, from the patriot Sam Adams to bearded Joe Palmer, the twenty men and women profiled in this collection of historical biographies all dared to advocate for some form of freedom, some measure of liberty. Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas proved that indeed the pen is mightier than the sword. In the same conflict, Deborah Samson so believed in America that she masqueraded as a man to join the struggle against the British. In 1845, Margaret Fuller published a book that later seen as an early blueprint for the women7;s rights movement. InMassachusetts Troublemakers,Paul Della Valle brings these characters to life with colorful tales of rabble-rousing and pot-stirring, a little bit of dancing and drinking, and even a bicycle race, all complemented by twenty black-and-white archival photos.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 1/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Paul Della Valleis a lifelong journalist and former newspaper publisher. His writings have appeared inReaders’ Digestand severalChicken Soup for the Soulbooks. He lives with his wife, Karen, and their children on an old farm in Sterling, Massachusetts.

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He found the Massachusetts Native Americans “more Christian” than his fellow Englishmen in Plymouth and took up dancing and drinking with his followers and Indian girls
He paid a heavy price – exile – thrice but was unbowed
In his book,New England Canaan, he called Myles Standish
“Captain Shrimp.”
“The Feminist Foremother of the United States
” she criticized the male Calvinist clergy and was banished to Rhode Island
She and all of her children except for one later died in an Indian attack
Some Puritans considered that “divine judgment.”
Metacomet(1638-1676)
His father had been the Pilgrims’ friend, but the early colonists mistreated his people and probably killed his brother, so Metacomet led the New England Indians in the most brutal and costly war, relative to population, in American history
King Philip, as the whites called him, was so hated by the colonists that, after he was killed, they placed his head on a pole in Plymouth and left it there for 25 years
Surprisingly, his brewery was a financial disaster and his greatest accomplishment may have been a little tea party he and some friends threw for the British
He didn’t achieve the presidency as his cousin John Adams did, although he did serve as governor
The British reviled Sam Adams – only he and John Hancock were exempted from a general amnesty offered to the Massachusetts rebels in 1775
In 1786, this Revolutionary War captain led disgruntled western Massachusetts farmers in America ’s first civil war
The uprising didn’t last long and few were killed but it did make a mark
Shays Rebellion prompted Thomas Jefferson’s famous, “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing” remark
Today, a western Massachusetts Celtic band and a California rock band both have the name “Shays Rebellion.”
A Boston native, Thomas began publishing theMassachusetts Spyto rally support for the cause of independence
He smuggled his pre
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